Fully Accredited Program Australia Environmental Law and Compliance

Australia's environmental legislation is complex. With the multiple levels of legislation across the nation and different state laws and different set of natural and economic parameters across different state, there are no single sources of law to address the complex conservation and resource use issues. Just at the Commonwealth level, there are over 70 laws dealing with environmental issues, and there are countless more in each State and Territory. Furthermore, the legislation in Australia pertaining to the environment and natural resources has undergone a drastic change in recent years, with new laws in all states—including laws that specifically address climate change. Therefore, it is complicated for organizations to comply with the relevant legislation.

This program provides you with the latest development of Australia’s state and local government environmental legislation that organization needs to stay abreast to tackle key practical issues, including emissions to air and water, environmental impact assessments, waste and other environmental issues in transactions. You will gain knowledge on the underlying principles of environmental compliance and how to build a proper framework that can safeguard your projects from breaching the environmental law. The program also explains which business activities draw attention or prosecuted by the legal authorities, and the degree of due diligence extended to prevent breaches or offences. Besides that, the program also highlights the different state laws across NSW, Queensland, Victoria, Northern Territory and Western Australia from planning law and pollution laws that regulate the infrastructure, urban design and property development in Australia. This program will also teach you how to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), as well as how such assessments can be implemented in different states. With a compliant EIA framework, you can then integrate the ISO 14001 standard's requirements into an organization-wide Environmental Management System (EMS) that will help your organization achieve its environmental goals.

At the end of the program, you should be able to master the fundamental principles that legally reinforce all environmental initiatives in Australia by having a proper compliance framework that align with all environmental legislation and policies and resolve conflicts concerning breaches of the law and environmental decision making.

After the program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Environmental Law and Compliance that can be used in your professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity and will help you distinguish your skillsets and you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in Australia’s environmental compliance and environmental law.


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This program will entitle you:

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  • Attain your Certification in Australia Environmental Law and Compliance that you can use across your professional credentials (including LinkedIn and CV)
  • This certificate will demonstrate you have extensive experience in environmental compliance and managing environmental legislation
  • Experience 2 days of instructor-led live program and in-depth learning on Australian environmental compliance and law
  • Powerful case studies and best practices on environmental compliance and law
  • For inquiries, chat with our Program Advisers at [email protected] or call us at
    • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
    • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
    • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
    • USA: +1 888 745 8875



This program is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications, which maintains the governing standards for all professionals who have completed this program.

The content of this program has been fully certified and accredited by CPD Certification Service as conforming to Continuing Professional Principles. CPD is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides support, advice and recognized independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD principles.

What Can You Expect

The Australian environment is under threat from climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution and resource extraction. The Federal Government has vowed to take any initiatives that can reduce any further impact to the environment and target to cut carbon emissions by 43% on 2005 level by 2030. Many legislation and policies have been implemented to tackle this worrying concern and many proposals based on the new national environmental standards will be introduced in the next reform.

Led by Suzanne Little, an award-winning Sustainability Consultant and environmental author, this program will help you to decipher the latest development of Australia environmental legislation that you are obliged to comply with and guide you to design a proper compliance framework to ensure your organization do not breach against the law and policies. This program will outline the significant laws that a typical organization needs to understand conducting its business activities lawfully. These include the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBCA), which is under critical review and the National Environment Protection Measures (NEPMs) that regulate physical harm to the natural environment. You will also learn both federal government and the difference state environmental laws for NSW, Victoria, Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia and understand how the planning and pollution law regulate the infrastructure, urban design and property development in Australia. The program delineates what is beyond environmental compliance and identifies boundaries between the legislation, Australian Standards and rating schemes, while demystifying when these can become legal requirements.

Post completion of the program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Environmental Law and Compliance that can be used in your professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity and will help you distinguish your skillsets and you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in Australia’s environmental compliance & law.

Key Skills You Will Gain

  • Australia Environmental Law
  • State & Local Government Environmental Laws
  • Environment Protection and the Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth)
  • Environmental Legal Compliance
  • ISO 14001
  • Pollution Law
  • Planning Law
  • Environmental Compliance Documentation
  • Environmental Compliance Assessment Plan
  • Synergy of Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Rating Scheme
  • Environmental Impact Statement
  • Environmental Management System (EMS)
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Overlapping Jurisdictions
  • Environmental Decision-Making
  • Managing Probity

Your Faculty Director

Suzanne Little
Suzanne Little
Award-Winning Environmental Writer and Sustainability Consultant

Suzanne Little is one of the most sought-after Sustainability Consultants and also an award-winning Environmental author with over 40 years of experience. She sits on the Local Planning Panels to approve developments as an independent expert on behalf of metropolitan local government as part of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Suzanne was also a key member for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games where she serves as the Environment Director and delivered critical sustainable development with the Olympic Coordination Authority (OCA) as part of the first Green Games. In addition, she was appointed with several roles with government such as being the first Board of Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority and non-executive Chairman of National Standards Development Organization (NSDO) to help draft governance policies & procedures, as well as building frameworks for any emerging development standards. Her role as the Chairman of EIANZ's Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) has been critical in bringing about a new Certified Environmental Practitioner scheme for Australia.

Suzanne is an influential environmental writer whose work has had a lasting impact on corporate culture, leading to the adoption of sustainable management practices at large organizations such as AGL, Vodafone Australia, SAI Global and many more. She has written three Environmental Impact Statements for major infrastructure projects, presented 35 conference papers, delivered three academic articles and published 23 professional magazine articles.

Australia Environmental Law and Compliance Program Agenda

Module 1 - Environmental Compliance Manager’s Role
Module 2 - Strict Liability Law
Module 3 - Hierarchy Of National, State & Local Government Laws
Module 4 - State And Local Government Laws
Module 5 - Environmental Impact Assessment
Module 6 - National Socio-Economy
Module 7 - Environmental Management System
Module 8 - Case Studies: Sydney Water Corporation, NSW
Module 9 - Environmental Audits
Module 10 - Synergy Of Environmental Compliance With Occupational Health & Safety And With Sustainability
Module 11 - Difference Between Law, Rating Schemes & Standards
Module 12 - Limits To Growth And A Growth Economy - Simultaneously?
Module 13 - Legal Language And How To Translate

How You Will Benefit

  • Demystify complex environmental laws from federal to state to local government jurisdictions
  • Understand how planning laws regulate infrastructure, urban design & property development
  • Develop an appreciation of differences in legal risk, commercial risk and reputational risk within a project and how to mitigate them
  • Understand how to structure an organization-wide environmental management system
  • Gain knowledge of what is beyond compliance: Sustainability and the Circular Economy
  • Develop knowledge of how Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) can be carried out across different states
  • Establish proper environmental audit and monitoring across entire organization to ensure proper compliance

Certification in Australia Environmental Law and Compliance

After successfully attending this program, you will be awarded with the Certification in Australia Environmental Law and Compliance that can be used in your resume, CV and other professional credentials. This certification is industry-recognized with lifelong validity. Globally demanded and recognized, this designation will help you distinguish your skillsets and show that you have attained expertise and critical knowledge in Environmental Compliance and Law. This program is developed by Chartered Institute of Professional Certifications and the content of this program has been certified by CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional principals.

Pricing & Registration

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Dates: 12 - 13 Apr 2023

Venue: Online Executive Program (via Zoom)

Time: 10:00am - 5:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Early Bird Packages Regular Pricing
By 14 Feb 2023 By 28 Mar 2023 After 28 Mar 2023
Australia Delegates AUD 1,895 AUD 2,095 AUD 2,195

Group Discount: 2nd participant get 10%, or register 3 participants and 4th participant get a complimentary seat (1 discount scheme applies).

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You can download our program brochure below. If you have any inquiries on this program, please contact our Program Advisor at [email protected] or call us at:

  • Singapore and Asia Pacific: +65 6716 9980
  • Australia and New Zealand: +61 3 9909 7310
  • UK, Europe and Middle East: +44 (020) 335 57898
  • USA: +1 888 745 8875

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Australia Environmental Law and Compliance's Reviews and Testimonials

This is an excellent program and it would be of great value to any individual interested in environmental law or any individual that is currently working in the environmental industry. The content was presented clearly, concisely and with a lot of good information.
This course is a great way to get a better understanding of what the world of Environmental Law and Compliance is all about. It has been very helpful to my career and I now have a better understanding of how the compliance processes work. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to learn more about environmental law and compliance.
The program is in depth and covers all aspects of environmental law on a federal, state and local level. The course is presented in a manner that makes it easy to understand the material.
This program provides in-depth insight into the practice of Environmental Law and Compliance. It is actual, concise, and a clear representation of the current legal environment. I would recommend this program to anyone who is interested in learning about environmental law and compliance in Australia.
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I am really impressed by the fact that this Australia Environmental Law and Compliance program is highly interactive and allows for a lot of hands on experience. The faculty leader is extremely thorough and detailed in his explanations.

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